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Acute perioperative pain

Christopher R Abrecht, Marise Cornelius, Albert Wu, Robert N Jamison, David Janfaza, Richard D Urman, Claudia Campbell, Michael Smith, Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Robert R Edwards, Kristin L Schreiber
Objective: To identify factors associated with pain severity and opioid consumption in the early perioperative period. Design: Prospective observational cohort study. Setting: Tertiary academic medical center. Subjects: Patients with osteoarthritis older than age 45 years undergoing primary total knee replacement at Brigham and Women's Hospital. A total of 126 patients enrolled. Methods: Preoperatively, pain questionnaires and quantitative sensory testing were performed on patients to develop a psychosocial and psychophysical profile...
March 7, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Alexandros Mallios, Benoit Boura, Alessandro Costanzo, Myriam Combes
BACKGROUND: To present a case of banding failure with vessel wall erosion and pseudo-aneurysm creation caused by the suture. CASE REPORT: A 75-year-old male patient was operated for a high-flow fistula (>2 L/min). This was overall the third time that the patient was operated for the same indication since he started dialysis 5 years ago. Standard banding technique with perioperative flow measurements was used, and three separate Prolene sutures tied over 5 and 4...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Yuan He, Huifeng Liu, Zhi Ji, Binliang Zhu
Purpose: To report a case of surgical interventions for a patient with relapsing polychondritis who presented with late ocular complications. Observations: A 44-year-old male was diagnosed to have relapsing polychondritis on the basis of recurrent acute auricular chondritis, deformity of the ear, saddle nose deformity and painful nasal chondritis, acute ocular inflammation with conjunctivitis, episcleritis and keratouveitis, laryngotracheal chondritis, erythema nodosum in the skin, a history of polyarthritis, and abnormal blood examination findings...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Sevan Komshian, Thomas W Cheng, Alik Farber, Marc L Schermerhorn, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Douglas W Jones, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: Retrograde popliteal artery (RPA) access to treat superficial femoral artery and popliteal artery disease is an option when treatment through common femoral artery (CFA) access is not possible. Our goal was to compare the safety and efficacy of RPA access with CFA access for treatment of femoral and popliteal artery lesions. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative was queried for all patients undergoing RPA access from 2010 to 2016 for symptomatic peripheral arterial disease...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Ivan Utrobičić, Frane Utrobičić, Ivona Prološčić, Toni Utrobičić, Milka Jerić, Antonia Jeličić Kadić, Livia Puljak
The management of postoperative pain after carpal tunnel syndrome surgical treatment at a tertiary hospital was analyzed and compared with the guidelines for perioperative pain management. This retrospective study included 579 patients operated on for carpal tunnel syndrome at the Split University Hospital Center in Split, Croatia. The following key data were collected from patient medical records: age, gender, type and dosage of premedication, type and dosage of anesthesia, type and dosage of postoperative analgesia per each postoperative day...
September 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Aarti Narayan, Arun Subramanian
We report a case of severe generalised muscle weakness in a 66-year-old man who underwent revision of left knee arthroplasty. On postoperative day 1, he developed non-focal muscle weakness and shortness of breath which progressed over a 6-hour period. Serum phosphorus level was severely low at 0.5 mg/dL, along with mild degree of hypokalaemia, hypocalcaemia and hypomagnesaemia. His symptoms completely resolved after emergent phosphorus replacement. The authors believe this case is of educational interest to physicians as generalised muscle weakness is an uncommon presentation of severe hypophosphataemia...
February 23, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Birgitte Brandsborg, Lone Nikolajsen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hysterectomy is a common surgical procedure with a low risk of major complications. However, some women experience long-lasting complications, including chronic postsurgical pain, which can have a negative impact on their quality of life. This review aims to present the recent literature on chronic pain following hysterectomy for benign indications. RECENT FINDINGS: Chronic pain following hysterectomy is reported in 10-50% of women. Risk factors include preoperative pelvic pain, pain elsewhere, acute postoperative pain, surgical procedure, and psychological factors such as anxiety and depression...
February 22, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
John D Cramer, Brad Wisler, And Christopher J Gouveia
Objective The United States is facing an epidemic of opioid addiction. Deaths from opioid overdose have quadrupled in the past 15 years and now surpass annual deaths during the height of the human immunodeficiency virus epidemic. There is a link between opioid prescriptions after surgery, opioid misuse, opioid diversion, and use of other drugs of abuse. As surgeons, otolaryngologists contribute to this crisis. Our objective is to outline the risk of abuse from opioids in the management of acute postoperative pain in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) and strategies to avoid misuse...
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Catherine E Ferland, Eduardo Vega, Pablo M Ingelmo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The evidence regarding the efficacy of analgesics available to guide postoperative pain treatment in pediatric patients is limited. Opioid medications are very often an important component of pediatric postoperative pain treatment but have been associated with perioperative complications. We will focus on initiatives aiming to provide effective treatment minimizing the use of opioids and preventing the long-term consequences of pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Interpatient variability in postoperative pain is currently managed by applying protocols or by trial and error, thus often leading to patients being either undertreated or overtreated...
February 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Linda Le-Wendling, Wesley Glick, Patrick Tighe
As newer pharmacologic and procedural interventions, technology, and data on outcomes in pain management are becoming available, effective acute pain management will require a dedicated Acute Pain Service (APS) to help determine the most optimal pain management plan for the patients. Goals for pain management must take into consideration the side effect profile of drugs and potential complications of procedural interventions. Multiple objective optimization is the combination of multiple different objectives for acute pain management...
December 2017: Techniques in Orthopaedics: TIO
Satoshi Kataoka, Kei Naito, Koji Miyagawa, Yosuke Ishihara, Nobuaki Fuji
We report a case oftwo -stage right hemicolectomy in which the first surgery performed was laparoscopic ileocecal resection based on the preoperative diagnosis ofacute appendicitis. The second surgery was performed based on pathological diagnosis ofadvanced cecal cancer accompanied by appendicitis. A 49-year-old woman came to our hospital with a chief complaint of abdominal pain in the lower quadrant for 1 week. Blood test results indicated an inflammatory response, with white blood cells at 10,000/mL and C-reactive protein of1 7...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Line Toft Tengberg
Critically ill acute high-risk abdominal surgery patients represent a major challenge to health care providers, with the typical patient being elderly and frail, and with severe and multiple comorbidities. The mortality rate in this population is high, and the postoperative course is characterized by complications, prolonged hospitalisation and considerable risk of permanent disability. With an ageing population, the number of elderly patients, as well as challenges concerning treatment will arise, calling for a coordinated effort both nationally and internationally to enhance treatment in this vulnerable patient group...
February 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Daniel B Carr, Robert I Cohen
This IASP Satellite Symposium surveyed opioid adverse effects upon patients and society, current and future drug and nondrug alternatives, and strategies to optimize postoperative outcomes through quality improvement.
July 2017: Pain Reports (Baltimore, Md.)
Arnaud Steyaert, Patricia Lavand'homme
Chronic postsurgical pain affects between 5 and 75% of patients, often with an adverse impact on quality of life. While the transition of acute to chronic pain is a complex process-involving multiple mechanisms at different levels-the current strategies for prevention have primarily been restricted to perioperative pharmacological interventions. In the present paper, we first present an up-to-date narrative literature review of these interventions. In the second section, we develop several ways by which we could overcome the limitations of the current approaches and enhance the outcome of our surgical patients, including the better identification of individual risk factors, tailoring treatment to individual patients, and improved acute and subacute pain evaluation and management...
January 29, 2018: Drugs
L Reist, J Erlenwein, W Meissner, T Stammschulte, F Stüber, U M Stamer
PURPOSE: Nonopioid analgesics are frequently used for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. Dipyrone is an alternative to NSAIDs and paracetamol, however, data on the frequency of its usage by anaesthesiologists in the perioperative and chronic pain setting are lacking and its adverse reactions are a matter of debate. METHODS: The link to a questionnaire on the use of nonopioid analgesics (NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, paracetamol, dipyrone) and the safety of dipyrone in the perioperative and chronic pain setting was mailed to anaesthesiologists and pain physicians...
January 29, 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
Feng Zhao, Jun-Peng Pei, Pan Diao, Zhi-Li Meng, Yuan Sun, Sheng-Li Huang
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the characteristics of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) with symptom aggravated caused by spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). METHODS: Detailed clinical profiles of a total number of 10 LDH patients with symptoms aggravated after SMT were reviewed including 5 males and 5 females with age from 46 to 68 years old, 7 patients of them were more than 50 years old. The clinical data of 10 patients were analyzed involving age, gender, clinical symptoms, signs, imaging findings, surgical treatment and prognosis...
March 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Syed Azim, James Nicholson, Mario J Rebecchi, William Galbavy, Tian Feng, Sabeen Rizwan, Ruth A Reinsel, Martin Kaczocha, Helene Benveniste
BACKGROUND: Identifying drivers of pain that can serve as novel drug targets is important for improving perioperative analgesia. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with significant postoperative pain. Cytokines contribute to the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA) and associated pain. However, the influence of perioperative cytokine levels after TKA surgery upon postoperative pain remains unexplored. METHODS: We designed a prospective observational study to profile three proinflammatory cytokines, interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), and leptin in serum, synovial, and cerebrospinal fluid of TKA patients perioperatively to determine associations between cytokine levels and pain...
January 8, 2018: Knee
Nirav H Amin, Jacob A West, Travis Farmer, Hrayr G Basmajian
Introduction: Hip fracture is a common occurrence in the elderly population with high morbidity and mortality due to postoperative pain and opioid use. The goal of this article is to review the current literature on the neuroanatomy of the hip and the use of localized nerve block in controlling hip fracture pain. Methods: A thorough search of MEDLINE/PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews was conducted using the search terms "hip fracture" and "fascia iliaca block (FICB)...
December 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Wojciech Weigl, Andrzej Bieryło, Monika Wielgus, Świetlana Krzemień-Wiczyńska, Marcin Kołacz, Michał J Dąbrowski
OBJECTIVES: Intrathecal morphine is used in the postoperative management of pain after caesarean section (CS), but might not be optimal for intraoperative analgesia. We hypothesized that intrathecal fentanyl could supplement intraoperative analgesia when added to a local anesthetic and morphine without affecting management of postoperative pain. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study included 60 parturients scheduled for elective CS...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
José Canihuante, Ian Molina, Fernando Altermatt
INTRODUCTION: Pregabalin is a structural analog of γ-aminobutyric acid that may have a role in acute pain management. It has been used in the perioperative context, but there is controversy regarding its real clinical utility. METHODS: To answer this question we used Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others. We extracted data from the systematic reviews, reanalyzed data of primary studies, conducted a meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings table using the GRADE approach...
December 27, 2017: Medwave
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